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Message from the Honorary Treasurer

Please find attached message from Dr Mary White, Honorary Treasurer regarding the payment of 2020 membership dues MARY WHITE

COVID-19 Resources

The American Heart Association is compiling up-to-the-moment information from various sources for physicians regarding; How to prevent;How to diagnose;How to treat CONVID-19. The AMA CONVID-19 Resource Centre provides evidence-based perspectives on how physicians can prepare themselves and their practices for a potential pandemic scenario. The World Health Organisation website has resources you can access. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention provides updated information as it becomes available. COVID-19 Update…

CONVID-19 Chinese and European perspectives

The ESICM recently hosted a webinar to share insights about the situation in China and Europe, advice on how hospitals should respond and what can be learned from the experience in Mainland China. The Guest Speaker was Professor Bin Du who is a past Council member of the WFICC. Bin Du has been working with critically ill patients in Wuhan since January 2020 in his…

HYPOTENSION in the ICU study - opportunity to participate

The WFICC Council recently approved a request for in-principle support for an ICU Hypotension Survey. This is an International Survey conducted among Physicians and Nurses regarding Used Definitions, Incidence, Current Treatment Strategies and Perceived Outcome of Hypotension in Intensive Care Patients. If you are an ICU based physician or non-physician, the WFICC is supporting  a request for your participation. This anonymized survey will take 10…

New resource outlines Strategic Goals when caring for patients with 2019-n-CoV

As at January 30th 2020, 14 countries have confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) while the number of reported cases has almost tripled.  Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Novel Coronavirus is the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) latest blog article by Dr Lewis Rubinson MD, PhD. Dr Rubinson is an internationally recognised expert in critical care preparedness and response to outbreaks. He…

2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov)

Professional colleagues will be aware of reports concerning the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), which has infected at least 300 people in China. Cases have also been identified on others countries including South Korea, Japan and the USA.   The WFICC is monitoring reports from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization.  The CDC has issued interim guidance…

SAnDMAN study - opportunity to participate

The SAnDMAN study is an observational study that aims to describe patterns of sedative and analgesic use, as well as the local availability and use of sedation, analgesia and delirium protocols for management of critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients. It is sponsored by the ESICM, and received an ESICM Trials Group Award in 2018. The study format is an audit of 20 mechanically ventilated adults.…

ANNUAL REPORT - 2019

The Executive Committee and Council have published their Annual Report for 2019. You can view the report HERE or by using the drop down menu in the News tab on the Home Page.

ELECTION of COUNCIL MEMBERS 2019

Elections were held at the 1st General Assembly held during the 14th World Congress in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, October 15th. From the list of nominated candidates (n = 13) the following were elected to as Council members to  serve from 2019 to 2023:Mary White (Australia); Jorge Hidalgo (Belize); Fernando Dias (Brazil); Shigeki Fujitani (Japan); Jose Elizalde (Mexico); Chong-Jen Yu (Taiwan); Ruth Kleinpell (WFCCN)

GENERAL ASSEMBLY REPORT - MELBOURNE

At the 1st General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia, Delegates approved some significant and substantial changes to the organisation. Central to these changes was the approval to change the name to "World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. You can review the minutes of the General Assembly HERE  The General Assembly also approved the creation of the new Office of President-Elect and subsequently Council members elected…

Development of Intensive and Critical Care in your country - do you have a story to share?

Jan Bakker, Editor of the Journal of Critical Care which is the official publication of WFSICCM, is interested in receiving submissions about development of Intensive and Critical Care in countries around the world. He is particularly interested in stories from emerging and limited resource countries. Please consider sharing the history of Intensive and Critical Care in your country. Information for manuscript submission can be found…

WHO Emergency Programme - search for IPC Specialists

On behalf of the Executive Committee and Council of the World Federation, we would like to share the following email from Benedetta Allegranzi from the WHO Headquarters with you - they are in need of colleagues with qualifications in infection prevention and control. Please be so kind to forward this information to your Society members and colleagues with such qualifications who might be able to…

Ignacio Martin-Loeches elected to GSA Board

The Executive Committee and Council are delighted to report the election of Dr Ignacio Martin-Loeches to the Board of the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA).The WFSICCM was a founding member of the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) and is very proud of the supportive contributions it has made both to the development of the GSA and the pursuit of its global objectives. Ignacio’s election to the Board…

LAUNCH OF NEW WORLD FEDERATION LOGO

With effect from August 1st 2018 Council approved the launch of a new logo to represent our global organisation. Please read the full annoucement: MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 

17th World Congress venue announced

Following a meeting of Council held in Melbourne, Australia it is announced that the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) will host  the 17th World Congress in 2025.. The venue will be the city of Delhi.

NEW ENDORSEMENT POLICY

The World Federation frequently receives requests from society members and other organisations to endorse or support activities in intensive and critical care medicine. To bring clarity, consistency and transparency to the endorsement process a new policy governing these requests has been approved and adopted by Council with effect from MARCH 1st 2018. You can access and review the new policy here ENDORSEMENT POLICY Please refer any…

CRITICAL CARE IN TROPICAL DISEASES - TASK FORCE REPORTS

A World Federation Task Force led by Pravin Amin has published a series of articles in the Journal of Critical Care. The first seven articles are available to view using the links below. Further articles from this Task Force will be published in future editions of the Journal. Intensive care in severe malaria: Report from the task force on tropical diseases by the World Federation of…

NEW EBOLA RESOURCES SECTION

Visitors can now access all the available resources on EBOLA in a new section of the website. There is a new headline banner on the Home Page labelled EBOLA RESOURCES. Just click on the tab to access the dedicated resource area.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign - Resource Modules

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), through our joint international program the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC), have prepared and made available presentations in support of the SSC’s  “International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock 2012.”  These presentations were developed by the authors of the guidelines and provide background for the recommendations and…

Help us, to help you

Member Societies can have any relevant conferences on intensive and critical care medicine listed in the meetings section of our site. We aim to provide weekly updates to our meetings database but reserve the right not to list meetings which are deemed by Council to have an inappropriate content or theme.

New Endorsement Policy

The World Federation frequently receives requests from society members and other organisations to endorse or support activities in intensive and critical care medicine. To bring clarity, consistency and transparency to the endorsement process a new policy governing these requests has been approved and adopted by Council with effect from MARCH 1st 2018. You can access and review the new policy here ENDORSEMENT POLICY Please refer…